Poisonous perfume arriving in homes by mail-Fiction!
Poisonous Perfume Arriving in Homes by Mail-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The eRumor claims that seven woman have died from smelling free perfume samples that came to them in the mail. It also says that the government thinks it may be a terrorist act, but doesn't want to alarm people so is not talking about it.
There are not any reports, inside or outside the government, about poisonous perfume or poisonous perfume being sent through the mail.
A 2010 version of this email resurfaced saying that seven women died after being treated at Gleneagles Hospital and that this could be related to terrorism. That too, is a hoax. Click for findings
This is the kind of email that should not be passed along to others because it alleges something very alarming, but without any information whatsoever that would allow anyone to verify it. No names of victims or families, no locations, no hospitals, and no official law enforcement or health agencies.
If this had actually happened, it would be big news and difficult to keep hidden. Even if someone wanted to believe that the government would keep this quiet, the deaths of seven people from something so unique as poisoning from smelling perfume would be known to so many people, especially families, that it wouldn't be quiet for long.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Seven women have died after smelling a free perfume sample that was mailed to them.
The product was poisonous. If you receive free samples in the mail such as lotions, perfumes, diapers etc. throw it away .
The government is afraid that this might be another terrorist act.
They will not announce it on the news because they do not want to alarm us of any dangerous.
Send this to all your friends and family members.